While there are no known records of this, it is entirely possible that arguments about grilling have been ongoing since the time of cavemen and women. Everyone, it seems, had an opinion on how to grill the perfect brontosaurus burger! These spirited discussions continue today.
One fact is indisputable: there is nothing better than a well-cooked, delicious cut of meat and vegetables prepared on a top-quality grill. Some of the best grilling equipment comes from the Renaissance Cooking Systems (RCS) grills. The RCS grills are some of the best made grills in the world and they are not sold at big-box retailers. They are only available from highly respected distributors such as Acme Brick Tile & Stone.
The trend toward staying home for dining and entertaining has introduced the grilling lifestyle to millions of novice and accomplished cookers. With all of these new “grill masters,” there are bound to be some misconceptions about the best way to guarantee a mouth-watering outdoor meal experience.
Gas or Charcoal?
Meat and vegetables cooked on a gas-powered or charcoal grill taste a little different; however, both are excellent in their own way. According to this grilling guide, charcoal gives a smokier taste, while gas leads to a more bacon-like taste. With charcoal, when the meat drippings meet the flame, they become vaporized, and a portion penetrates the food. But a propane gas grill has ceramic or metal slabs covering the flame. Any food drippings or spices hit this surface and do not touch the meat. An advantage of a gas grill is that it produces more steam than its charcoal counterpart, giving the meat more moisture.
There are other important differences in the two grill types.
- Cooking Time - A propane powered grill heats immediately and maintains a constant temperature. Whereas a charcoal grill takes longer to heat up and requires constant monitoring.
- Control - The temperature is constant with a gas-powered grill making the cooking process more predictable.
- Safety - Wind can cause charcoal to flare up, which can lead to burns. The wind does not affect a gas-powered grill.
- Cleanup - Wood pieces from charcoal often make for a nasty cleanup, which is a problem you won’t face with propane grills.
The RCS grills are all gas-powered and have a wide-range of state-of-the-grilling-art features.
Tips for Choosing a Grill That Will Last
Jeff Cunningham is the third generation of his family to lead RCS and his passion for grilling burns as hot as his products. He offered a few suggestions on choosing an outdoor grill.
“First, think about how you want to use your outdoor kitchen,” he said. “Is it just for family use or will it be used for LOTS of entertainment? The primary use requirements will help decide what appliances you will need to incorporate.
“There are so many brands and sizes of gas grills, side burners, door/drawers, refrigeration products and so forth to choose from. Remember, an outdoor kitchen is a project you only want to do once at this house, so do it right the first time so you do not have to do it over.”
The company website notes that not all stainless steel is high quality. In some high humidity climates some grades of stainless steel will rust out in a short period of time, leaving the owner with a gaping hole in his or her new kitchen, and one that will usually only accommodate the same grill again. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the grill chosen will last and has a lifetime warranty from a reputable company that has been around a while to back it up!
RCS has one of the industry’s most comprehensive warranty. All RCS Cutlass Pro Series grills, side burners, sinks, as well as all doors and drawers are warranted to be free from manufacturer defects for the lifetime of the original owner. All RCS Premier Series grills are warranted to be free from manufacturer defects for 15 years of the original owner. All RCS refrigeration products are warrantied to be free from manufacturer defects for five years to the original owner.
Simple is Good
“At RCS we believe in simple, easy to use outdoor cooking appliances,” Cunningham said. “We've designed our grills with common-sense BTU levels. BTU's refer to the amount of heat a grill produces. Some manufacturers sell BTU's like they are horsepower when in effect, they are just a larger hole in the orifice. The problem with grills that have too high of BTUs is that it is more difficult to operate the grill - the opposite of simple. Anyone can use an RCS grill and create beautiful meals without being a professional chef.”
The company has also included features that can enhance the grilling experience. For example, some RCS grills have optional smoking boxes for more outdoor smoked taste. Plus, several models offer rear burners that when used in conjunction with a rotisserie can create beautiful “slow-rotiss” meats and veggies. Finally, if the grill master wants to sear meat quickly, there is an optional infra-red burner available that replaces one of the original burners and is easy to switch back and forth.
Some of the Best Grills in the World
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